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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 04:52 PM
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26. Well, it kind of backfires
Edited on Tue May-26-09 04:53 PM by nichomachus
The day after Prop H8 passed, there was a "peaceful" rally here in Palm Springs. Some woman with a big styrofoam cross waded right into the crowd of gay folks with her Jesus slogans. As you can imagine, nerves were a little raw and a bunch of people grabbed her cross of hate and broke it.

Then, she became a martyr for the cause -- got interviewed more than she was worth. The police tried their damndest to get her to press charges. And, it gave the fundies a chance to paint the gay community and violent and anti-Christian.

The interesting thing was that in a subsequent interview, the woman said she had nothing against gay people getting married, but that she had been told by her minister that her church could be shut down if Prop H8 didn't pass. That's why she was in favor of it.

The clergy didn't make one argument in favor of Prop H8 that wasn't a lie.
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  -PHOTOS: Prop 8 Ruling Reaction & Protest in San Francisco Hissyspit  May-26-09 01:14 PM   #0 
  - Updated  Hissyspit   May-26-09 01:35 PM   #1 
  - THREAD #2 including photos of arrests:  Hissyspit   May-26-09 07:17 PM   #28 
  - Thank you.  BuyingThyme   May-26-09 01:36 PM   #2 
  - Don't they look ashamed of themselves  nichomachus   May-26-09 01:40 PM   #3 
  - They are NOT happy campers (or happy benchwarmers, as the case may be).  Manifestor_of_Light   May-26-09 01:45 PM   #5 
  - Shame on them.  imdjh   May-26-09 02:22 PM   #12 
  - shame on them +1.  closeupready   May-26-09 02:23 PM   #13 
  - That fifth photo is heart-breaking.  ebdarcy   May-26-09 01:43 PM   #4 
  - It wasn't repealed  Oeditpus Rex   May-26-09 01:46 PM   #6 
  - Oops, thanks.  Hissyspit   May-26-09 01:48 PM   #7 
  - Final update. nt  Hissyspit   May-26-09 02:17 PM   #8 
  - This is silly- my first thought was: "Wow, they can sit on asphalt without burning their asses."  imdjh   May-26-09 02:21 PM   #9 
  - I hate this.  Dogtown   May-26-09 02:22 PM   #10 
  - Looks like more than a thousand people out in front of the Court Bldg.  EFerrari   May-26-09 02:22 PM   #11 
  - I know it's not right- but I wish someone had beat the shit out of the proprop8 guys in the photo  imdjh   May-26-09 02:24 PM   #14 
  - They're the perverts.  murielm99   May-26-09 02:53 PM   #21 
  - In case anyone wonders, the guy in the middle of the picture of the justices was the dissenter.  jobycom   May-26-09 02:25 PM   #15 
  - He's so right  Terran   May-26-09 02:57 PM   #22 
  - These photos are making me sob.  myrna minx   May-26-09 02:28 PM   #16 
  - K&R  Soylent Brice   May-26-09 02:30 PM   #17 
  - weird....  Neecy   May-26-09 02:33 PM   #18 
  - I'm having a problem with that.  imdjh   May-26-09 02:36 PM   #19 
     - I've seen a lot of their hatred,  Neecy   May-26-09 03:36 PM   #23 
     - Well, it kind of backfires  nichomachus   May-26-09 04:52 PM   #26 
  - recommend  xchrom   May-26-09 02:37 PM   #20 
  - The 4th photo makes me want to beat the shit out of someone.  armyowalgreens   May-26-09 04:11 PM   #24 
  - Thanks for sharing n/t  Annces   May-26-09 04:20 PM   #25 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   May-26-09 05:56 PM   #27 
  - Protest is fine, people, but fer Christ sakes...  -..__...   May-26-09 07:33 PM   #29 
     - I'm not so sure about that.  BuyingThyme   May-26-09 08:15 PM   #30 
     - That is so funny! Did you tell that to  Bluenorthwest   May-27-09 01:24 PM   #31 
     - Had I the opportunity to tell them....  -..__...   May-27-09 07:38 PM   #32 
     - As one of the selfish assholes in question who got arrested  Downtown Hound   May-28-09 04:27 AM   #33 

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